For an environmentalist in America wishing to minimize his or her footprint, New York City is one of the better choices -- less sprawl, more compact living, and a public transit system.
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Looking at the garbage and recycling bins under my own kitchen sink yesterday, it struck me that most of the stuff I end up throwing away consists of packaging.
What's wrong with wanting to make a living speaking and writing about environmental issues? Colin Beavan's never claimed to be an expert, simply a layperson who wanted to enlighten himself and others.
What does Seattle, the University of Washington, road crews and the US Navy have in common? They use goats to clear invasive weeds and brush, instead of chemicals and pesticides.
A few years back my husband and I realized that to be able to sleep well at night we needed to dedicate our professional lives to protecting our planet.
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